Complete the Red Cross Swim Level II — Primary Skills or the following
Complete and receive Swimmer I Award
Instructions and tips for earning the Swimmer I honor can be found in the Busy Bee section.
Hold your breath and fully submerge your head for three seconds.
Submerge and retrieve objects in chest-deep water.
Explore deep water with support.
Prone float or glide unsupported for five seconds and recover to standing.
Supine float or glide unsupported for five seconds and recover to standing.
Demonstrate leveling off from a vertical position.
Rhythmic breathing with or without support (bob ten times).
Step from side into chest-deep water and recover to a vertical position.
Get out at side of the pool.
Flutter kick on front and back.
Demonstrate finning on back.
Demonstrate back crawl arm action.
Perform combined stroke on front, using kick and alternating arm action, for five yards.
Perform combined stroke on back, using kick and choice of arm action, for five yards.
Demonstrate turning over front to back and back to front.
Put on life jacket in shallow water and float for one minute with face-up position.
Demonstrate reaching and extension assist from deck.
Demonstrate assisting non-swimmer to feet.
Become familiar with rescue breathing.